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Sidewalks along several major streets downtown will be reconstructed this summer, as the R.I. Department of Transportation continues a planned series of improvements to comply with new standards under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. more
America’s universities have become behemoths -- the result of swelling donations, rising tuitions and growing anxiety among parents that their children cannot succeed without college degrees. more
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Wednesday released a report warning state lawmakers against raising the estate tax exemption, saying tax breaks on the wealthiest individuals would negatively impact state revenues and further perpetuate taxpayer inequality. more
(Updated 2:42 p.m.) City Council Majority Leader Kevin Jackson has been arrested and will be arraigned this afternoon for allegedly misappropriating $12,000 in campaign contributions and embezzling $127,000 from the Providence Cobras, a youth track and field organization that he founded. more
William Black, principal of West Broadway Middle School, has been named the 2016 Outstanding First-Year Principal by the Rhode Island Association of School Principals. more
(Updated 2:19 p.m.) Two Rhode Island organizations, a resident and an official were recognized this week with 2016 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. more
More than $1 million in federal grants were announced Tuesday to support the arts and expand cultural education opportunities in the state. more
Rep. Anthony Giarrusso, R-East Greenwich, is sponsoring legislation designed to prevent Rhode Island taxpayers from being double-taxed on their state income tax refund. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is warning consumers against a familiar scam that has “a new twist.” more
Approximately $750,000 in industry cluster grants to encourage innovation were awarded to seven organizations Monday night by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp.’s board of directors. more
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